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Software Library: Windows 3.x

Windows 3.1x (codenamed Janus) is a series of 16-bit operating systems produced by Microsoft for use on personal computers. The series began with Windows 3.1, which was first sold during April 1992 as a successor to Windows 3.0. Subsequent versions were released between 1992 and 1994 until the series was superseded by Windows 95. During its lifespan, Windows 3.1 introduced several enhancements to the still MS-DOS-based platform, including improved system stability, expanded support for multimedia, TrueType fonts, and workgroup networking. Windows 3.1 was originally released on April 6, 1992; official support for Windows 3.1 ended on December 31, 2001, and OEM licensing for Windows for Workgroups 3.11 on embedded systems continued to be available until November 1, 2008.

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Software Library: Windows 3.x Games
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A wide and varied collection of Shareware programs for the Windows 3.0/3.1/3.1.1 systems of the early 1990s. Many are written in visual Basic, utilizing the then-new programmable user interface of Windows to allow a greater amount of independent programmers to make applications.
The Windows 3.x Showcase
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This is a collection of curated Windows 3.x software, meant to show the range of software products available for the 3.x Operating System in the early 1990s.
The Windows 3.x Showcase
by Microsoft
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A stock installation of Windows 3.11. From Wikipedia : Windows 3.1x (codenamed Janus) is a series of 16-bit operating systems produced by Microsoft for use on personal computers. The series began with Windows 3.1, which was first sold during April 1992 as a successor to Windows 3.0. Subsequent versions were released between 1992 and 1994 until the series was superseded by Windows 95. During its lifespan, Windows 3.1 introduced several enhancements to the still MS-DOS-based platform, including...
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Software Library: Windows 3.x Productivity
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A wide and varied collection of Shareware programs for the Windows 3.0/3.1/3.1.1 systems of the early 1990s. Many are written in visual Basic, utilizing the then-new programmable user interface of Windows to allow a greater amount of independent programmers to make applications.
Software Library: Windows 3.x Games
by Chris Pirih
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MISSING COVER Released 2001 Also For Windows Perspective Top-down Sport Snowboarding / Skiing Genre Action, Sports Gameplay Arcade Description SkiFree is the standalone version of the game originally included as a part of the Microsoft Entertainment Pack 3 (1991) for Windows 3.x, and later made available separately for Windows 3.x. It was then re-compiled for 32-bit Windows systems when the author found back the source code and released it for free through his website. Players control a skier...
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The Windows 3.x Showcase
by Chris Pirih
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Released 2001 Platforms Windows, Windows 3.x Perspective Top-down Sport Snowboarding / Skiing Genre Action, Sports Gameplay Arcade Description SkiFree is the standalone version of the game originally included as a part of the Microsoft Entertainment Pack 3 (1991) for Windows 3.x, and later made available separately for Windows 3.x. It was then re-compiled for 32-bit Windows systems when the author found back the source code and released it for free through his website. Players control a skier...
The Windows 3.x Showcase
by Microsoft
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Months prior to the release of Windows 95, PC magazines provided a promotional floppy disk from Microsoft containing an interactive guide showcasing the new features of the operating system. Within the presentation, there was also the ability to check the hardware and software installed for compatibility.
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Topics: Windows 3.1 software, Windows 95
The Windows 3.x Showcase
by Steve Stancliff
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Released Dec, 1992 Platform Windows 3.x Genre Strategy Perspective Top-Down Theme Board / Party Game Description WinRisk is a 2-3 player game allowing for any combination of computer and human players. The game is a very fast-paced version of Risk where you can doing everything with the click of the mouse. The game is almost exactly like the original board game and has two optional rules -- limiting card set values, and limiting the number of armies in a territory. From Mobygames.com. Original...
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Software Library: Windows 3.x Games
by LucasArts
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Developed by Assembly Line, The Released 1991 Also For Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Arcade, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, DOS, Electron, Game Boy, Macintosh, NES, PC-88, PC-98, SAM Coupé, Sharp X68000, SNES, ZX Spectrum Published by Microsoft Corporation Pacing Real-Time Genre Puzzle Gameplay Falling Block Puzzle Perspective Side view Visual Fixed / Flip-screen Interface Point and Select Description Each level of this abstract puzzler challenges the player to...
Software Library: Windows 3.x Games
by David B. Lutton II
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MISSING COVER Platform Windows 3.x Released Oct 07, 1990 Perspective Side view Genre Strategy/Tactics Gameplay Artillery Description Similar to Scorched Earth , Bang! Bang! puts you in control of a cannon with the goal of destroying your opponent. Play against one other person, or just practice as you adjust your angle and velocity; trying to hit the other cannon. The first player to hit the other cannon wins. To make things more challenging, you have to shoot over hills/mountains and consider...
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Software Library: Windows 3.x Games
by Virgin Games
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Virgin Games, Inc. Developed by Parker Brothers Released 1992 Also For DOS, Macintosh Published by Virgin Games, Inc. Gameplay Board Game Genre Strategy/Tactics Misc Licensed Description Monopoly Deluxe is a conversion of the classic board game. The game allows for some user-based rule changes such as money given for landing on "Free Parking". From Mobygames.com. Original Entry
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Software Library: Windows 3.x Desktop Toys
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A collection of simple programs that would sit on the Windows 3.x desktop and "do something" mostly to ride along while other work was done.
Software Library: Windows 3.x Shareware
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A wide and varied collection of Shareware programs for the Windows 3.0/3.1/3.1.1 systems of the early 1990s. Many are written in visual Basic, utilizing the then-new programmable user interface of Windows to allow a greater amount of independent programmers to make applications.
The Windows 3.x Showcase
by Impressions
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Published by Impressions Developed by Impressions Released 1995 Platform Windows 3.x Genre Action Perspective Platform Theme Arcade, Paddle / Pong Description Another Breakout clone. Objective of the game is to knock the ball with your paddle into the wall to clear all the bricks from the screen. Using the mouse player moves his/her paddle left and right. Pressing right mouse button player catches the ball and left mouse button player releases it. There are three different types of bricks:...
Software Library: Windows 3.x Games
by Dima Pavlovsky
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Platform Windows 3.x Released 1992 Published by Microsoft Corporation Perspective Top-down Genre Action, Puzzle Gameplay Arcade Visual Fixed / Flip-screen Description Borrowing certain gameplay conventions from Qix , JezzBall presents another scenario forcing the player to divide and conquer a 2D playfield by whittling away slivers of it until it is at only 25% (or less) of its original size. The complicating factor here are balls, more with every level, bouncing off the edges of the continuous...
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Software Library: Windows 3.x Educational
by Rodney S.K. Lai
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Maxis Software Inc. Developed by Maxis Software Inc. Released 1990 Also For Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98, SEGA CD, Sharp X68000, SNES, TurboGrafx CD, Wii Published by Maxis Software Inc. Educational Ecology / Nature ESRB Rating Kids to Adults Genre Educational, Simulation Perspective Top-down Description SimEarth puts you in charge of an entire planet throughout its 10 billion year lifespan. Your ultimate task is to guide the planet’s inhabitants into the stars, from its humble...
The Windows 3.x Showcase
by SaadaSoft
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Developed by SaadaSoft Released 1993 Platform Windows 3.x Published by Epic MegaGames, Inc. ESRB Rating Kids to Adults Pacing Turn-based Genre Role-Playing (RPG) Setting Fantasy Perspective Top-down Gameplay Roguelike Description It's a top-scroller that uses a "Your move-My move" system. This is multiplied about 30 times because every enemy on the level is allowed a move for every one of yours, but they don't all know where you are right away. It has a good and somewhat optional...
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Software Library: Windows 3.x Games
by Joseph Jaworski
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Platform Windows 3.x Released 1992 Genre Simulation Setting Sci-Fi / Futuristic Vehicular Space Flight Description An enemy armada is invading the United Federation of Planets and Starfleet Command estimates that Earth will be attacked in about a month. So the player, controlling James T. Kirk, commander of the original NCC-1701 Enterprise, is ordered to stop that invasion. WinTrek is Star Trek simulation game, where the player virtually controls every aspect of the Enterprise, including those...
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The Windows 3.x Showcase
by TDK Marketing Europe GmbH
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Published by TDK Marketing Europe GmbH Released 1995 Platform Windows 3.x Genre Action Theme Pinball Description TDK Pinball Machine is a freeware pinball game that was created to promote TDK's various storage media. It features only a single table. Whenever your score reaches the maximum amount of storage of a specific medium (in kilobytes) you receive a bonus ball. Like other pinball games, the player uses the paddles to keep the ball in the game. There are some panels to be hit and a...
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Software Library: Windows 3.x Games
by Peter Siamidis
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MISSING COVER Platform Windows 3.x Released 1992 Perspective Side view Genre Action Gameplay Arcade, Shooter Visual Fixed / Flip-screen Description Missile Attack is a single player variant of the classic Missile Command . The game starts with a series of missiles descending from the top of the screen. The mouse cursor becomes a targeting sight and the player must position it in the path of the oncoming missiles and click a mouse button to trigger an explosion which destroys said missile. As...
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The Windows 3.x Showcase
by GameTek, Inc
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Published by GameTek, Inc. Developed by Imagitec Design Inc. Released 1994 Platform Windows 3.x Genre Strategy Perspective 3rd-Person Perspective Theme Game Show, Puzzle-Solving Misc Licensed Title Description Wheel of Fortune: Deluxe Edition is an updated sequel to its predecessor that features 4,000 different puzzles and the standard features of Wheel of Fortune such as the bonus round. It also has a digitized likeness of Vanna White along with her voice. There are also digitized photos of...
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Software Library: Windows 3.x Games
by Azeroth, Inc.
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Virgin Interactive Entertainment, Inc. Developed by Azeroth, Inc. Released 1991 Platform Windows 3.x Published by Virgin Interactive Entertainment, Inc. Gameplay Board Game Genre Strategy/Tactics Description The Computer Edition of Risk is an official conversion of the classic Parker Brothers board game. Two to six human and/or computer players attempt to conquer the world with their armies. All the rules of the board game are here, including trading in Risk cards and rolling dice. Computer...
The Windows 3.x Showcase
by Joe Jaworski / Paladin Systems North
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Platform Windows 3.x Released 1992 Genre Simulation Setting Sci-Fi / Futuristic Vehicular Space Flight Description An enemy armada is invading the United Federation of Planets and Starfleet Command estimates that Earth will be attacked in about a month. So the player, controlling James T. Kirk, commander of the original NCC-1701 Enterprise, is ordered to stop that invasion. WinTrek is Star Trek simulation game, where the player virtually controls every aspect of the Enterprise, including those...
Software Library: Windows 3.x Games
by Christopher Lee Fraley
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Platform Windows 3.x Released 1991 Published by Microsoft Corporation Perspective Top-down Pacing Real-Time Genre Action, Strategy/Tactics Description Very much a snake game , Rattler Race adds a few twists to the long-held conventions of the genre (those being: you guide a snake from a top-down perspective, always in forward motion; it eats its targets and grows in length, but dies should it collide with any obstacles): in addition to a competing snake foiling your routes, a ball bounces...
Software Library: Windows 3.x Games
by Activision
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Activision, Inc. Developed by Activision, Inc. Released 1994 Also For DOS, FM Towns, Genesis, Macintosh, MSX, PC-98, Sharp X68000, SNES, Wii, Windows Published by Activision, Inc. Perspective Top-down Genre Puzzle Gameplay Cards / Tiles, Tile Matching Puzzle Visual Fixed / Flip-screen Description Dragon's Eye is an installment in the tile-matching game series initiated by Activision . Players try to remove mahjong tiles in pairs from a set pattern. Different versions of the game have up to...
Software Library: Windows 3.x Games
by Dynamix, Inc.
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Sierra On-Line, Inc. Developed by Dynamix, Inc., Jeff Tunnell Productions Released 1993 Also For DOS, Macintosh Published by Sierra On-Line, Inc. ESRB Rating Kids to Adults Visual Fixed / Flip-screen Interface Point and Select Genre Puzzle Perspective Side view Description The same basic gameplay as the original Incredible Machine , solving a puzzle only using the parts provided. It includes all of the 87 puzzles from the first game, 73 new ones, as well as new parts and music. From...
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The Windows 3.x Showcase
by Dave Norris
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Platform Windows 3.x Released 1990 Published by Microsoft Corporation Perspective Top-down Pacing Meditative / Zen Genre Puzzle Gameplay Cards / Tiles, Tile Matching Puzzle Visual Fixed / Flip-screen Description A popular Mahjongg adaptation, Taipei has the player attempting to find matches between the Oriental-motif patterns printed atop "free" (generally: exposed, on corners) tiles in various layered formations. Matched pairs disappear, yielding different free tiles and further...
Software Library: Windows 3.x Games
by John Calhoun
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Casady & Greene Released 1994 Also For Macintosh Published by Casady & Greene, Inc. Perspective Side view Vehicular Flight / Aviation Genre Action Visual Fixed / Flip-screen Description Glider puts you in the role of a paper airplane in its quest to find an open window and exit the house he's trapped on. You have a rudimentary control of the plane (remember it's a paper plane) and must try to get through room after room of the house by riding currents of hot air, fans, etc. and avoiding...
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The Windows 3.x Showcase
by Peter Siamidis
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Platform Windows 3.x Released Oct 22, 1992 Gameplay Arcade Genre Action Description Ms. Chomp is a single-player, shareware, Ms. Pac-Man clone for Windows. As in the original game the gameplay is entirely keyboard controlled. Ms. Chomp races around a maze eating dots for points and dodging ghosts. In the corners of the maze are power pills that turn the tables. After eating one of these Ms. Chomp becomes the hunter and, for a short while, is able to eat the ghosts. Points are scored when Ms....
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The Windows 3.x Showcase
by John Di Troia
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Election 92 is an arcade style game where you can influence the outcome of the presidential election by thwarting the voting attempts of the candidates. A unique game with excellent graphics makes this a collector's item of the 1992 election year. The object of Election '92 is to influence the presidential election by preventing candidates from casting their ballots. This is done with a pastry puff in the face. As the candidates pop their heads out of the booths, a well placed shot of pastry...
Software Library: Windows 3.x Games
by Stephan Abramowski
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Platform Windows 3.x Released 1998 Genre Puzzle Gameplay Cards / Tiles, Platform Perspective Top-down Visual Fixed / Flip-screen Interface Point and Select Narrative Adult Description The game includes only one solitaire game Klondike. There are two types of card faces available - Kamasutra pictures and Hot Girls photos. From Mobygames.com. Original Entry
Software Library: Windows 3.x Games
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The Avalon Hill Game Company Developed by Colorado Computer Creations Released 1997 Also For Windows Published by The Avalon Hill Game Company Perspective Top-down Genre Strategy/Tactics Setting Historical Events Gameplay Board Game Description Based on the board game of the same name, players play against each other or AI opponents for "world conquest." This is done by players each receiving an "empire", a major civilization during a time in history. Each player attempts to...
Software Library: Windows 3.x Games
by Dave Norris
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Platform Windows 3.x Released 1990 Published by Microsoft Corporation Perspective Top-down Pacing Meditative / Zen Genre Puzzle Gameplay Cards / Tiles, Tile Matching Puzzle Visual Fixed / Flip-screen Description A popular Mahjongg adaptation, Taipei has the player attempting to find matches between the Oriental-motif patterns printed atop "free" (generally: exposed, on corners) tiles in various layered formations. Matched pairs disappear, yielding different free tiles and further...
Software Library: Windows 3.x Games
by Epyx
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More commonly known as the best game in Microsoft's Windows Entertainment Pack series and one of the most innovative games ever made for any system, Chip's Challenge was actually first released by Epyx in 1990 with little fanfare. The game even has a neat plot for an action game: Chip is a love-starved nerd who's desperate for a date with Melina, a fellow nerd (nerdette?). To prove that he's worthy of her attention, Chip must go through dozens of rooms to get to Melanie. Unlike a typical puzzle...
Topics: puzzle, strategy
Software Library: Windows 3.x Games
by Funhouse Design
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Published by Philips Interactive Media, Inc. Developed by Funhouse Design Released 1995 Also For CD-i, Macintosh | Combined View ESRB Rating Kids to Adults Genre Action, Racing / Driving Perspective Gameplay Arcade Misc Licensed Title Critic Score 100 point score based on reviews from various critics. Description Hanna-Barbera Cartoon Carnival is a children's game featuring familiar Hanna-Barbera cartoon characters such as the Flintstones, Scooby Doo and the Jetsons. The game features a...
Software Library: Windows 3.x Games
by Jeng-Long Jiang
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Software Library: Windows 3.x Games
by Henry Yu
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YuS Design Studio Developed by YuS Design Studio Released 1994 Platform Windows 3.x Gameplay Arcade, Paddle / Pong, Platform Genre Action Description Another Break-out clone. The game has eight different levels with varied difficulties. On each level you have to destroy brick walls by the ball dodged with your paddle to see a special car such as Corvette, Celica, Dodge, Paseo, etc. on the picture. Difficulties varies as speed limits for Campus (15 mph), Downtown (30 mph), Highway (45 mph), or...
Software Library: Windows 3.x Educational
by Living Books
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Developed by Living Books Released 1993 Also For Android, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh Published by Brøderbund Software, Inc. Educational Reading / Writing Genre Adventure, Educational Description Based on Aesop’s tale of determination and perseverance, Living Books brings the story of The Tortoise and the Hare . Who hasn’t heard the story about the slow tortoise that, in the end, wins the race against the speedy hare? The story is presented across a baker's dozen of screens. Each starts with...
The Windows 3.x Showcase
by Pyramid Software Development
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"Roulette is played with a wheel, a small ivory ball, and a betting layout. The wheel turns on a spindle and is divided into 37(European wheels) or 38(American wheels) slots. 36 of the slots are numbered from 1 through 36, of which half are red and the other black. There is also a green slot marked 0 and (on American wheels) a green slot marked 00. Players place bets against the house on the layout and a croupier(croup-e-a) called the tourneur spins the wheel in one direction and either...
Software Library: Windows 3.x Games
by Marc Tebeka
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MISSING COVER Platform Windows 3.x Released 1993 Perspective Side view Setting Sci-Fi / Futuristic Genre Action Gameplay Arcade, Shooter Visual Fixed / Flip-screen Description Aliens is a single player shareware game based on Taito's Space Invaders . As with the classic Space Invaders game the player has a canon which they can move to the right and left along the base of the game window. The canon fires upwards at the descending alien ships. This game varies from the original game in a number...
Software Library: Windows 3.x Games
by Robert Donner; Curt Johnson
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Developed by Microsoft Corporation Released Mar 18, 1992 Also For Windows Published by Microsoft Corporation Perspective Top-down Interface Point and Select Genre Puzzle Visual Fixed / Flip-screen Description Minesweeper is a puzzle game in which the player is presented with a board filled with mines, without knowing what fields they occupy. When the player clicks on a field a number appears on it, indicating how many mines are located in the fields nearest to it. The player then clicks on...
Software Library: Windows 3.x Games
by John Rotenstein
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MISSING COVER Platform Windows 3.x Released Nov, 1990 Gameplay Falling Block Puzzle Pacing Real-Time Genre Puzzle Description Columns is a single player, Falling block puzzle which describes itself as being based on Macintosh Columns by Chris Christensen which, this game claims, was itself based on XColumns by Jay Geertson . The game consists of blocks which themselves consist of three coloured squares. All blocks are the same shape but the coloured squares they contain will vary. The player...
Software Library: Windows 3.x Games
by Ian Heath
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Platform Windows 3.x Released 1990 Perspective Top-down Genre Puzzle Visual Fixed / Flip-screen Description Similar in gameplay to Minesweeper , Mines has you finding all the mines in a minefield. Your goal is to cross the minefield without stepping on any mines. Any space that you have seen will tell you how many mines are surrounding it. Use this to your advantage to determine where the mines are located. Step on a mine and it is all over. The game allows you to choose how many mines there...
The Windows 3.x Showcase
by Carl Bjork
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Merlin - The Quest for the Wand is a Windows 3.1 game, created by Carl Bjork in 1992. The purpose of this game is to find a key hidden in one of the crates on the level one map, and bring it to the Gate of Billium (called Bill Gates). This will bring you to level two, where you must find a wand, hidden in one of the crates on the level two map, and bring it to Merlin's Castle. You are the light blue player who starts south of the blue castle. You use the arrow keys to move around, and you move...
Software Library: Windows 3.x Games
by Christopher Lee Fraley
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Discover Rodent's Revenge, an excellent game of 1991 runnable on Windows 3.x system. The publisher Microsoft had wonderful ideas around arcade. Description first appeared on myabandonware.com.
Topics: Arcade, Strategy
The Windows 3.x Showcase
by Design Track, Inc.
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Developed by Design Track, Inc. Released 1994 Platform Windows 3.x Published by Masque Publishing, Inc. Gameplay Chess Genre Strategy/Tactics Description Masque ChessNet 3 is version 3 of Masque's chess program. This version of ChessNet has options that allow the player to compete with other players via modem, null modem, BBS terminal Emulator, PC Pursuit Dial up, Network or Internet connections. Alternatively the player can play against the computer and in such matches can choose any of six...
Software Library: Windows 3.x Games
by Vic Atkinson; Lee Atkinson; Kathi Atkinson
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Future Endeavors, Inc. Developed by Corel Corporation, KLA Visual Productions Ltd. Released 1996 Also For Macintosh, Windows Published by Future Endeavors, Inc. Perspective 1st-person Genre Adventure Gameplay Puzzle elements Description Dracula's Secret is targeted towards kids and young gamers. In the beginning of the game Dracula invites you to explore his castle and its surroundings in order to discover the hidden secret. As you start, you explore the environment around the castle and try to...
Software Library: Windows 3.x Educational
by MECC
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Developed by MECC Released 1994 Also For Macintosh Published by MECC Educational Ecology / Nature Perspective Side view Genre Educational, Simulation Vehicular Naval / Watercraft Description You are a fish locked in the desperate game of survival in a small coral reef. As you struggle to live you'll learn about prey and predators in a reef. Controls are simple, you move your pointer to guide your fish and click on fish to try and eat them. You can also move your fish behind coral and into caves...
Software Library: Windows 3.x Games
by Yutaka Emura
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Platform Windows 3.x Released 1992 Official Site Block Breaker Gameplay Paddle / Pong Genre Action Description A simple Breakout clone for windows. It featured many levels and a level editor. From Mobygames.com. Original Entry
The Windows 3.x Showcase
by Vortex Software
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Published by RetroSpec Developed by Vortex Software Released 1998 Platform Windows 3.x Genre Action, Strategy Perspective Top-Down Description This early, authorized freeware remake of the puzzle game from 1987 updates the graphics and sounds while maintaining the original gameplay. Each level is a puzzle room filled with obstacles and viewed from above, where the objective is to use a series of mirrors to guide a laser beam towards a receiver device and complete the stage. The mirrors are...
Software Library: Windows 3.x Games
by Microsoft
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Microsoft Tetris for Windows 3.x, part of the windows entertainment pack
Topics: Windows games, Vintage computer games, Puzzle games
Software Library: Windows 3.x Games
by Frank Hunter
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Developed by Adanac Command Systems Released May 31, 1996 Also For Windows Published by Interactive Magic, Inc. Educational History Perspective Top-down Genre Simulation, Strategy/Tactics Setting Historical Events Description American Civil War: From Sumter to Appomattox is a historical war game centered around the Civil War. The game plays out on a strategic level with an emphasis on the logistics of troop movements, economic consequences of various actions, foreign affairs and the quality of...
The Windows 3.x Showcase
by InterAction Software
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You are the commander of Allied forces in operation Desert Storm. The date is January 16, 1991 and the President of the United States has just given the order to liberate Kuwait. Your mission is to conduct the air war to inflict enough damage on the Iraqis so that the ground assault is just a mop up operation. You will be graded on the amount of damage you can inflict while keeping your own damage to a minimum. You must conduct the war in such a way that the opinion polls at home don't pressure...
The Windows 3.x Showcase
by KomodoWare Entertainment
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Developed by KomodoWare Entertainment Released 1995 Platform Windows 3.x Published by KomodoWare Entertainment Perspective Top-down Genre Action Setting Fantasy Gameplay Arcade Description In Zombie Castle you hunt down the infamous Count Sukula in a monster filled castle. Along the way you must locate food, keys, hidden doors and breakable walls all while avoiding dangerous zombies, skeletons, vampires, and other creatures. From Mobygames.com. Original Entry
Software Library: Windows 3.x Games
by Steve Fry
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Spectrum Holobyte, Inc. Developed by ZOO Corporation Released 1994 Also For Game Boy, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, SNES Published by Spectrum Holobyte, Inc. Gameplay Tile Matching Puzzle Pacing Real-Time Interface Point and Select Genre Puzzle Visual Fixed / Flip-screen Description In the award-winning tradition of Tetris, comes BreakThru! This time, your goal is to make as many bricks disappear as you can before time runs out. Click on a group of same-colored bricks to remove bricks and make the...
The Windows 3.x Showcase
by SGA [of TH]
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1. What is Tamagotchi?    Tamagotchi is a popular game which originated in Japan.  Tamagotchi (meaning "Love Egg") is a virtual pet.  The original Tamagotchi (©1996 by Bandai) was to be carried with the player (it was a key chain).  Your job was to care for the virtual pet, and in about 30 days it would grow up and fly away.    The following is an excerpt from Bandai's Original, Tamagotchi Info slip:     "Tamagotchi is a tiny pet from cyberspace who needs your love to...
Topics: Windows 3.1 software, Tamagotchi, virtual pet, desktop toys
The Windows 3.x Showcase
by Chris Hewitt
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WinSpeed 1.0 - Windows Performance Analysis utility WinSpeed measures the CPU, Disk, and Video performance of your system from the point of view of Windows, using API calls where appropriate. The Help file which is included with this utility explains the meanings of the figures, and offers some suggestions on tuning Windows. This program is FreeWare, please copy and pass on to whoever you like.
The Windows 3.x Showcase
by Malachite
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"The idea of the game is to line up enough Gems of the same color in a row to earn a Drop. Use the keyboard to rotate the Gems, and move them over so that the colors line up. They can line up horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. When they line up, they clear and the Gems above them fall in their place. Now those may clear too. You will see some incredible chain reactions if you place the Gems just right. Each level has a different Threshold, which you can see at the top right of the...
Software Library: Windows 3.x Games
by Sean E. Bishop
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MISSING COVER Published by Shortdog Inc. Developed by Shortdog Inc. Released 1992 Platform Windows 3.x Genre Strategy/Tactics Gameplay Board Game, Puzzle-Solving Critic Score 100 point score based on reviews from various critics. Description AlienTic (starring Trab and Asil) is a simple Tic-Tac-Toe game for two players. Each player takes turns placing their character's head onto a 3x3 grid; whoever gets a straight line first wins the game. From Mobygames.com. Original Entry
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The Windows 3.x Showcase
by Sergey Bobrov, Sergey Burenkov
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Sea Battle for Windows 3.1
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Software Library: Windows 3.x Games
by George Moromisato
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Developed by TMA Released 1990 Also For Android Published by TMA Vehicular Space Flight Genre Simulation Setting Sci-Fi / Futuristic Gameplay Mental training Perspective Side view Visual Fixed / Flip-screen Interface Direct Control Description Abstractly piloting a lunar lander from some external position, your aim is to situate it over terrain sufficiently flat to land on and then, by firing thrusters left, right and down, guide it to rest with sufficiently gentle horizontal and vertical...
Software Library: Windows 3.x Games
by Robert Cavey; Sean Callahan
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Windows 3 Game: Alien Arcade Developed by Luxenberg Software Released 1994 Also For Macintosh Published by Luxenberg Software Perspective Side view, Top-down Setting Sci-Fi / Futuristic Genre Action Gameplay Arcade, Mini-Games Visual Fixed / Flip-screen Description Alien Arcade is a full-screen desktop games collection aimed at younger players. The games are all controlled with the mouse, and all have the same theme of aliens and outer space. The graphics are colorful and cartoony, and the...
Topic: Arcade games
Software Library: Windows 3.x Educational
by Living Books
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Bro/derbund Software, Inc. Developed by Living Books Released 1994 Also For Android, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh Published by Brøderbund Software, Inc. Educational Reading / Writing Perspective 3rd-person (Other) Genre Educational Description Ruff’s Bone is a Living Book created by Eli Noyes , who is best known for his work for Sesame Street , Disney , Pixar , Nickelodeon , and countless others. In this story, Ruff is so excited about his bone, but when his trainer throws it in the yard, Ruff...
Software Library: Windows 3.x Games
by David B. Lutton II
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MISSING COVER Platform Windows 3.x Released Oct 07, 1990 Perspective Side view Genre Strategy/Tactics Gameplay Artillery Description Similar to Scorched Earth , Bang! Bang! puts you in control of a cannon with the goal of destroying your opponent. Play against one other person, or just practice as you adjust your angle and velocity; trying to hit the other cannon. The first player to hit the other cannon wins. To make things more challenging, you have to shoot over hills/mountains and consider...
Software Library: Windows 3.x Games
by Cliff Bleszinski
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Game Syndicate Productions Developed by Game Syndicate Productions Released Aug 31, 1992 Platform Windows 3.x Published by Game Syndicate Productions Perspective 1st-person Genre Adventure Setting Fantasy Description In this adventure game the player directs the actions of Nightshade, a dragon of unusual coloration, as he escapes from a dungeon in Castle Lockemoer, "the Palace of Deceit", and attempts to revenge himself and his people against the sinister Garth, a wizard attempting to...
Software Library: Windows 3.x Games
by Dariusz Pyżanowski
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Koło Fortuny (also known as Zgadula ) is a Polish video game based on the TV game show of the same name (similar to the English Wheel of Fortune ). Players take turns guessing letters to form a word or a saying. It can be played with up to three players. They have the option of playing with or without computer players giving contestants the ability to go head-to-head in a game against a friend. The game can be controlled by keyboard or mouse. (mobygames.com) By: Dariusz Pyżanowski , 1992...
Topics: kolo fortuny, koło fortuny, zgadula, wheel of fortune, dos, game, techland
Software Library: Windows 3.x Games
by Casey Butler
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Developed by Viable Software Alternatives Released Jul 05, 1994 Platform Windows 3.x Published by Viable Software Alternatives Perspective Top-down Pacing Turn-based Genre Strategy/Tactics Description World Empire III is a Risk -like strategy game where the ultimate goal is world conquest. Up to eight human/computer players are assigned a starting country, either at random or by selection. There are some 139 real world nations to choose from. Each country is assigned an ideology. Nations with...
Software Library: Windows 3.x Games
by Clickteam
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Maxis Software Inc. Developed by Europress Software Ltd. Released 1994 Also For Macintosh Published by Maxis Software Inc. Genre Compilation Description Klik & Play is a games creation package that enables games to be created easily without any programming knowledge whatsoever. The product comes with ten games that are both playable and available, customisation, and for use as example programs for developers to learn from. These games are: Gracillis V This is an arcade space shooter. The...
Software Library: Windows 3.x Games
by Ian Firth
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MISSING COVER Developed by Diversions Software, Inc Released Nov 23, 1995 Platform Windows 3.x Published by Diversions Software, Inc Perspective 1st-person Genre Action Gameplay Shooter Description Prairie Dog Hunt Pro is a single player shooter. It is the third game in Diversions Software's Prairie Dog series. Prairie dogs, genus Cynomys, are burrowing rodents native to the grasslands of North America. They are a pest and this game is all about blasting them as they run from burrow to burrow,...
Software Library: Windows 3.x Games
by Scott Ferguson
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Platform Windows 3.x Released 1991 Published by Microsoft Corporation Pacing Real-Time Genre Puzzle Gameplay Cards / Tiles, Tile Matching Puzzle Perspective Top-down Visual Fixed / Flip-screen Interface Point and Select Description On the left, a blank 2D grid, defaulting to 3x3. On the right, an array of tiles, each bearing numbers in all four (hence Tetra) compass directions. Your goal? To place every tile in a location on the grid such that each of its numbered faces matches with the...
Software Library: Windows 3.x Games
by Anguilla Software
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21st Century Entertainment Ltd. Developed by Anguilla Software International Ltd. Released 1996 Platform Windows 3.x Published by 21st Century Entertainment Ltd. Sport Football (European) / Soccer Genre Sports Description In this humorous soccer sim, your players are displayed as "cartoon like figures". Like many sports sims you can draft and trade players, control formations, and finances. From Mobygames.com. Original Entry
The Windows 3.x Showcase
by BevelStone Production
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Developed by BevelStone Production Released 1995 Platforms Amiga, Windows 3.x Published by BevelStone Production Perspective Top-down Pacing Turn-based Genre Strategy/Tactics Setting Historical Events Description In this tactical game the player controls either a state from the Central Powers or the Entente and their African colonies and tries to win World War I. The game is played on a tactical map showing Europe. This map is divided into provinces, e.g. Berlin or Normandy. The player can use...
Software Library: Windows 3.x Games
by Eric Chahi
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Interplay Productions, Inc. Developed by Delphine Software International Released 1995 Also For 3DO, Amiga, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, DOS, Genesis, Jaguar, Macintosh, SNES, Symbian, Windows, Zodiac Published by Interplay Productions, Inc. Genre Action Setting Sci-Fi / Futuristic Gameplay Platform, Puzzle elements, Shooter Perspective Side view Visual Fixed / Flip-screen Interface Direct Control Description A young physics professor named Lester conducts a particle experiment. Suddenly, something...
Software Library: Windows 3.x Games
by Steven Hugg
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Comet Busters! 1.4 Registered Version w/ Source Code Use arrow keys and space bar for player 1. (NOTE: Sound does not yet work, requires WAVMIX16) From the original Comet Busters! web page: "You think you've seen it all? Play the mutant offspring of the grandpappy of video games -- with much awesome graphics, sound, and arcade action for Windows 3.1/95! Evil saucers, alien cronies, and flying chunks of dead planets are all waiting to tear you apart! Celebrate your video gaming roots and...
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Topics: arcade, game, shareware, windows, win16
Software Library: Windows 3.x Games
by Steven Hoffman; Naomi Kokubo
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Spectrum Holobyte, Inc. Developed by LavaMind Released 1994 Platform Windows 3.x Published by Spectrum Holobyte, Inc. Gameplay Managerial / Business Simulation Genre Simulation, Strategy/Tactics Visual Isometric Description Gazillionaire is an intergalactic game of wheeling and dealing! It was selected as a FINALIST in the Ziff-Davis Shareware of the Year Awards and was ranked in the Top 5 of all strategy games. Gazillionaire is similar to Monopoly set in outer space. Make billions rocketing...
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